Mary Ann Williamson

11 April 1819–29 June 1891 (Age 72)
Lower Peover, Cheshire, England

The Life Summary of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Williamson was born on 11 April 1819, in Lower Peover, Cheshire, England, her father, John Williamson, was 27 and her mother, Sarah Dean, was 25. She married Thomas William Snelson on 26 March 1838, in Manchester Our Lady-St George and St Denys, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Over, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom in 1819. She died on 29 June 1891, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Springville City Cemetery, Springville, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas William Snelson
Mary Ann Williamson
Marriage: 26 March 1838
John Barlow Snelson
Enoch Snelson
Charlotte Snelson
Martha Ann Snelson
Mary Ann Snelson
Thomas Snelson
William E Snelson
James Carlos Snelson
Joseph Charles Snelson
Julia Hannah Snelson
Melissa E Snelson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 March 1838Manchester Our Lady-St George and St Denys, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 1
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    Age 8
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 20
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.

    Name Meaning

    English (Northern) and Scottish: from the Middle English personal name William + patronymic -son ‘son of William’. This surname is also found in Northern Ireland (Ulster), especially in Antrim.Americanized form of Norwegian, Danish, and North German Wilhelmsen , Swedish Wilhelmsson, or Dutch and North German Willemsen , all cognates of 1.History: This surname was brought to North America from northern England and northern Ireland independently by numerous different bearers from the 17th century onward. Timothy Williamson is recorded in Plymouth Colony in 1643.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    Grandma Snelson

    This picture was taken in Springville. The baby is LaPreal Snelson, daughter of Mary's son, Thomas.

    Sources (21)

    • Mary Nelson in household of Thos Nelson, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Maryann Williamson in entry for William E. Snelson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Mary Nelson in household of Thomas Nelson, "United States Census, 1850"

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